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onsumers want the right to join a credit union and will support legislation to protect that freedom.

Thatís the word from both credit union members and nonmembers across the nation, according to newly released findings from the Credit Union Magazine National Member Survey, and a poll the Luntz Research Companies conducted just one week after the Supreme Court ruled against credit unions on the field-of-membership issue.
      Findings from both surveys show that three of four consumers support legislation to protect an individualís right to join a credit union. You can preserve that right and show support of credit unions by:

  • Talking to the people at your credit union. Find out which lawmakers havenít yet signed on to legislation to preserve consumer choice. Write a letter asking them to stop bankers from trying to limit consumer access to credit unions. Send it to your representatives at U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515, or via the Internet from site www.house.gov. For Senate support, contact senators at U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510, or from site www.senate.gov. Ask legislators to support H.R. 1151 or language as close to it as possible.
  • Signing a petition at your credit union to build on the 2.4 million member signatures credit union people delivered to Congress in late February.
  • Calling and visiting with lawmakers to share your concerns. (Representatives are home for spring recess from April 2-20, and senators, April 14-19.)
Your voice is important to lawmakers. Make sure youíre heard, and preserve the benefits of credit union membership for everyone. Check the Credit Union Campaign for Consumer Choice for more information.

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